Warrior Men's Soccer Camps
John Powell, a Warrior from 2008 to 2010, joined the men's soccer coaching staff in 2013 as Dana Taylor's first assistant. Most recently, Powell helped lead the program to the 2014 CCAA Championship match where the Warriors lost in a penalty shootout to number eight ranked Cal Poly Pomona.
Powell has had a distinctive career with Stanislaus State in that he has, both as a player and a coach, helped rewrite the record books since joining the program. Upon graduation, Powell previously served as an assistant coach on the 2011 CCAA Championship qualifying team.
As a Warrior student-athlete, the former midfielder was an outstanding student as a multiple-time recipient of the CCAA All-Academic awards. He was named the 2010-11 Cal State Stanislaus Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He graduated with honors in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration (double concentration in Human Resources and Marketing with a minor in Communication Studies). Since 2011, Powell has gained experience working with the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) Regional Academy Center as well as serving as an assistant coach at Modesto Junior College.
While at Modesto Junior College, Powell served as the first assistant under former head coach Joe Michelena and helped lead the Men’s Soccer Program to the CCC Playoffs in 2012 and a ranking of 7th in California. Powell helped organize and lead training sessions, was the lead recruiter, and was the head academic consultant for Michelena in his one year at MJC.
Powell is currently the head coach of the 97B Earthquakes- East Valley team that has been ranked as high as 8th in the nation at the Under 17 age group. Powell has coached this top-level team to multiple tournament and league championships, none more impressive than the 2014 Champions Cup title where Powell’s Earthquakes defeated the reigning National Champions Real Tuzos from Arizona 3-0 in the tournament final. Powell will see five of his current youth players make the jump into collegiate soccer in the Fall of 2015.
Since taking over as the first assistant at Stanislaus State, Powell serves as the lead recruiter for Coach Taylor, identifying potential collegiate players and establishing valuable relationships at all levels: top club teams in the area, junior colleges, and other college programs. Powell also serves as the coordinator for the academic piece for Men’s Soccer and works with players on an individual level throughout the year.
Powell currently holds his NSCAA National Diploma and has extended his soccer resume by serving as the referee assignor for both Turlock Football Club and Earthquakes- East Valley. Powell, a Modesto native, was a 2006 graduate of Beyer High School and currently lives in Turlock.
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